When I was a child I believed that mosquitoes were the blood sucking, winged minions of Satan, loosed upon the world to torment us. I can’t even imagine living somewhere where they can actually kill you. But millions of people do, without so much as a mosquito net to protect them. Did you know it’s estimated that Malaria kills a child in Africa every 30 seconds?
Well I don’t have any grand solutions but the best way to fight malaria is to prevent it in the first place. Malaria No More has a very simple way to do this. Today, you can download the MNM benefit album Indie Rocks! and you’ll fund a mosquito net for a family in a Malarial trouble spot in Africa.
The album, conceived for MNM by RED (division of Sony Music Entertainment), is a mere $2.99 today! 14 songs from artists like Juliette Lewis, The Walkmen and Youssou N’Dour, including an exclusive cover from Peter Bjorn and John of the 1972 soft rock, mega hit, “Summer Breeze,” by Seals and Crofts – which is an incredibly good time.
Peter Bjorn And John, “Summer Breeze”
Keep your eye on malarianomore.org to enter to win a trip to Sundance, where you’ll be set up to attend a film screening with Juliette Lewis. While you’re kicking it with that wild child, you can check out the intriguing Sundance premiere of “Sympathy for Delicious,” starring Orlando Bloom, Mark Ruffalo (who also directs) and Juliette Lewis.
So, $2.99 to save some lives and add some jams to your play list. You can’t go wrong. Here’s some viddys to wet your whistle while you open another tab for amazon.